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ETR Board Member Jay M. Bernhardt to Serve as Interim Dean at Moody College of Communication
May 5, 2015
Board Member Jay M. Bernhardt to Serve as Interim Dean at Moody College of Communication

Jay M. Bernhardt, PhD, MPH, has been named interim dean of the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. He’ll begin in this new role in September. Dr. Bernhardt has been an active member of ETR’s Board since May 2013. 

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TECC Releases New Catalog
April 28, 2015
TECC Releases New Catalog

The Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC) has a new 2015 catalog available online and in print. TECC offers over 550 current, high-quality, affordable products covering tobacco use prevention, secondhand smoke exposure, smoking cessation and more.

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ETR Welcomes MBA Team from University of Michigan
March 26, 2015
ETR Welcomes MBA Team from University of Michigan

ETR is honored to be hosting a team of four University of Michigan Ross School of Business students who have selected our organization for their Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP). All full-time Ross MBA students participate in a 7-week MAP that puts them in real-world situations and challenges them to identify solutions to important and complicated issues that can make a genuine difference in the world.

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2015 UCSC Hackathon Winners Honor Watsonville TEC
March 25, 2015
2015 UCSC Hackathon Winners Honor Watsonville TEC

ETR’s Watsonville TEC (Technology-Education-Community) program has won a grant from the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz. The grant was made possible by a Tech Cares Award at the 2015 UCSC Hackathon, held at the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Tech Cares Award recognizes tech that addresses a social justice or environmental problem.

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Get Real Now on OAH List of Evidence-Based Programs
February 6, 2015
Get Real Now on OAH List of Evidence-Based Programs

The comprehensive sexuality education curriculum Get Real has been added to the official Office of Adolescent Health’s evidence-based program list for teen pregnancy prevention. This means the program can be used for teen pregnancy prevention programs funded by OAH, and prospective OAH grantees now have access to this middle school program with demonstrated results in helping teens delay sex.

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“Yes Means Yes” – ETR Publishes New Title on Affirmative Consent
January 20, 2015
“Yes Means Yes” – ETR Publishes New Title on Affirmative Consent

ETR has just published a new pamphlet on affirmative consent—also known by the shorthand “Yes Means Yes.” The new pamphlet defines the affirmative consent standard, encourages healthy communication around sexual relationships and describes how to set limits and give or deny consent.

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ETR Launches Evidence-Based Program Center to Support Prospective OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantees
January 12, 2015
ETR Launches Evidence-Based Program Center to Support Prospective OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantees

The much anticipated funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention is here, and ETR has launched a new Program Success Center to inform and empower grant seekers with a set of new, helpful  tools and easy-to-access information on our programs and services. ETR is available to partner with OAH grantees in the areas of programs, training and technical assistance, and evaluation.

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ETR's Dr. Karin Coyle Receives Award from TeenNow California
November 17, 2014
ETR's Dr. Karin Coyle Receives Award from TeenNow California

ETR Senior Research Scientist Karin Coyle, PhD, was presented with the Doug Kirby/Barbara Huberman Award by TeenNow California at their recent conference in Fresno. The award is presented to someone who has made a significant impact in the fields of teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent reproductive health and youth development.

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ETR Awarded Consultation Services Engagement with International  Nonprofit Charity
November 10, 2014
ETR Awarded Consultation Services Engagement with International Nonprofit Charity

ETR has recently been awarded a one-year consultation engagement with MedicAlert Foundation, an international nonprofit charity founded in 1956, that pioneered the use of emergency medical ID products. Today, MedicAlert provides a wide selection of products that are uniquely linked to a personal health record and a live 24/7 emergency response service.

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Louise Ann Lyon Joins ETR as Senior Research Associate
October 16, 2014
Louise Ann Lyon Joins ETR as Senior Research Associate

ETR offers an enthusiastic welcome to Louise Ann Lyon, PhD, as Senior Research Associate. She will be joining ETR’s work on broadening participation of girls and women and other underserved populations in technology and computing.

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ETR Receives National Health Information Awards
October 9, 2014
ETR Receives National Health Information Awards

ETR has been awarded 5 National Information Awards for 2014 from the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC). The winning materials were all developed by the ETR Publishing Division’s Product Development Team.

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Tamara J. Kuhn Joins ETR as Director of Innovative Program Technology
July 17, 2014
Tamara J. Kuhn Joins ETR as Director of Innovative Program Technology

ETR is delighted to announce the hiring of Tamara J. Kuhn in the role of Director of Innovative Program Technology. Ms. Kuhn brings along an impressive history of work drawing from the intersection of social science and technology.

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Meet Kirby Intern Brittany Chambers
June 24, 2014
Meet Kirby Intern Brittany Chambers

Brittany Chambers, MPH, one of ETR’s Kirby Summer Interns for 2014, met recently with Newsletter Editor Marcia Quackenbush to talk about her background, her vision and what she hopes to accomplish both in her internship this summer, and in her professional career. Here’s a report on their conversation.

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A Conversation with Kirby Intern Brittany Nielsen
June 10, 2014
A Conversation with Kirby Intern Brittany Nielsen

Brittany Nielsen, one of ETR’s Kirby Summer Interns for 2014, obtained her undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley, with a double major in molecular and cell biology and religious studies. She took a few minutes on her first day here to talk with Newsletter Editor Marcia Quackenbush. Here’s a report on their conversation.

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ETR to Present at Bridging the Gaps Conference
June 3, 2014
ETR to Present at Bridging the Gaps Conference

ETR is excited to participate in the 2014 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Conference, Bridging the Gaps: Eliminating Disparities in Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Health, June 4–6, 2014, in Washington, D.C. 

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Barbara Huberman: Influential Leader in Field of Teen Pregnancy Prevention
May 21, 2014
Barbara Huberman: Influential Leader in Field of Teen Pregnancy Prevention

We at ETR are saddened to hear of Barbara Huberman’s passing. She was the influential and beloved Director of Education and Outreach at Advocates for Youth, and a leader in the field of teen pregnancy prevention, sexual health and sexuality education. 

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ETR Publishes New Technical Assistance Toolkit
May 20, 2014
ETR Publishes New Technical Assistance Toolkit

ETR has published The Effective Delivery of Technical Assistance: A Toolkit based on a review of the literature and feedback from focus groups. This document offers guidelines for the application of best practices in providing tailored technical assistance (TA) to support the work of professional development practitioners.

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ETR’s Dr. Karin Coyle Joins SIECUS Board of Directors
April 3, 2014
ETR’s Dr. Karin Coyle Joins SIECUS Board of Directors

Karin Coyle, PhD, senior research scientist at ETR, has joined the Board of Directors of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

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ETR Publishes New E-Cigarette Materials
March 28, 2014
ETR Publishes New E-Cigarette Materials

ETR has just published a new pamphlet and companion poster on e-cigarettes. With studies showing the use of e-cigarettes growing rapidly among all age groups, there’s a strong need for clear information about these products.

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Win-River Casino Adopts Smoke-Free Policy
February 11, 2014
Win-River Casino Adopts Smoke-Free Policy

February 11, 2014 – California’s Clean Air Project (CCAP), a project managed by ETR, is excited to announce the Redding Rancheria Tribe’s decision to adopt a 100% smoke-free policy at the Win-River Resort & Casino. General Manager Gary Hayward cited patron and employee health as a key factor when he presented the proposed change to the  Redding Rancheria Tribal Council, which then helped the casino through the process of adopting the new policy.

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ETR, UCSF to Participate In Project with the World Bank
January 28, 2014
ETR, UCSF to Participate In Project with the World Bank

January 28, 2014 – Research staff members from ETR and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have been invited by the World Bank to participate in a comprehensive review of social, economic and policy determinants of adolescent sexual reproductive health in Ethiopia and another country yet to be identified. The project is a partnership with the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. UCSF’s Claire Brindis, DrPH, is the project’s principal investigator.

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ETR Wins NSF Grant to Study the Role of Relationships in the Mathematics Pathways of Latino/a Students
December 27, 2013
ETR Wins NSF Grant to Study Role of Relationships in Mathematics Pathways of Latino/a Students

December 27, 2013 – ETR recently won a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how parent-child relationships influence and are influenced by Latino/a students’ math pathways. The study is a collaboration with Florida Atlantic University, and will focus on students’ mathematics attitudes and achievements during a crucial developmental turning point: the transition from elementary to middle school.

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ETR Wins NSF Grant to Synthesize Research on Benefits of Computer Game Programming
December 23, 2013
ETR Wins NSF Grant to Synthesize Research on Benefits of Computer Game Programming

December 23, 2013 – ETR recently won a 2-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to systematically gather and synthesize research on how children benefit from computer game programming (CGP).

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ETR Joins CDC-DASH in Project to Prevent HIV/STD and Pregnancy in Teens
December 20, 2013
ETR Joins CDC-DASH in Project to Prevent HIV/STD and Pregnancy in Teens

December 20, 2013 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC-DASH) has awarded ETR a 5-year contract for a project focused on adolescent HIV/STD and pregnancy prevention. ETR will work collaboratively with funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the CDC to build capacity in selected schools and school districts around the nation to promote greater sexual health among young people.

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ETR’s Dr. Douglas Kirby Awarded TeenNow California’s 2013 Member of the Year Award
December 19, 2013
ETR’s Dr. Douglas Kirby Awarded TeenNow California’s 2013 Member of the Year Award

December 19, 2013 – TeenNow California announced the late Dr. Douglas Kirby, former senior research scientist at ETR in Scotts Valley, California, has been posthumously awarded the 2013 David S. Crawford Member of the Year Award. In conferring this award upon Dr. Kirby, TeenNow California acknowledged his outstanding contribution to the organization.

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